In the Rocky Mountains, where I live, we’ve had an interesting winter this year. The snow has come a bit later than usual, but it has arrived, along with colder weather. And every year, no matter how much I think I’ve stayed on top of it, it’s time to make sure my house is ready for the winter weather.
As my friends at Pella suggested, I’ll share a few of my favorite tips to keep my home warmer and more energy-efficient during the winter months. There are many other things you can do, but these are a few that I do every year.
First, and my favorite, is to make sure you’re letting in as much sunlight as possible. While I’ve adjusted my drapes and blinds to keep the house cool in the summer by blocking direct sun, now I’ve adjusted them to let in as much light as possible.
Although the sun’s rays are weaker this time of year, they still add warmth. And a bonus — the more sunlight, the less wintry it feels (avoiding the winter blues).
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